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Easy Canvas Prints Reviews: Shipping Info + See My Canvas Print!

logo easy canvs printsMy Review of Easy Canvas Prints: EasyCanvasPrints.com is one of the up and coming names in the crowded, and hugely-competitive canvas-printing space. In case you didn’t notice, there are dozens of companies trying to print your photos better and cheaper on canvas, and the stiff competition is forcing these printing sites to excel or die.

So, how does Easy Canvas Prints stack up? First, here’s what customer reviews and ratings say, and then my own review.

Easy Canvas Prints: Customer Reviews

The reviews for EasyCanvasPrints.com are overwhelmingly positive online. How good? Here’s a chart from Google Customer Reviews to illustrate what I’m talking about:

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Wow, 95% positive reviews for Easy Canvas Prints!

What Customers Say:

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Great ratings on Google and Facebook

Good Reviews: In their reviews customers use words like, “beautiful, stunning, awesome, love, affordable, unbelievable professional, fantastic, easy, and quality.”

That’s why 95% of customers leave a good review, and probably why they have a quarter-million Facebook followers.

“Very affordable and the quality is great! already ordering for my 3rd time.  It also arrived when expected and was very well protected in the packaging. No complaints!” 

Negative Reviews: I had to scroll through a lot of reviews to find any bad ones, but the top complaint was about the “slow and expensive shipping.”

“My order was processed and shipped quickly. The shipping costs were quite high and I will probably find another vendor for future purchases that has more reasonable shipping costs.”

OK, we’re off to a pretty good start, but I want to try out Easy Canvas Prints myself. Here goes!


Now, My Review:

First, I clicked their best promotion:

The “retail” prices on their site are inflated, so you’re cray not to use a coupon. Here’s the best deal for an amazing 85% off:

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Best current promotion!

Next, I chose a photo from my phone

My son, Connor, took a brilliant photo at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (with my iPhone 7) that’s perfect for this review:

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Make sure your photo is as high-resolution to avoid pixelation or low-quality after it’s enlarged. This means you’ll need your the original or biggest size possible. If you notice that the file size is under 2 MB, it might not be big enough for the larger canvas sizes.

OK, now it’s time to print my photo on canvas.


Designing a Canvas Is Really Easy

If asked to imagine a descriptive 3-word name for a company that provides the simple, high-quality printing of photos onto canvas it would probably be pretty close to “Easy Canvas Prints.” I mean, it’s all there in the name, but do they actually deliver?

Normally the idea of being treated like a child might be insulting, but not when it comes to technology and the internet. I like things that are simple and obvious when I order a burrito or design a canvas, and that’s what you get with EasyCanvasPrints. (minus the burrito)

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Basically you choose a canvas size, upload your photo, get a preview. There are minimal, obvious design tools like “rotate” and “crop,” but that’s it. No filters or templates or text, just your photo.

Ok, that’s it, on to the next step.


Canvas Options:

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Once again, this is very simple. You’ll have two canvas depth options:

  1. Standard Wrap: A thin 3/4 inch wrap that is all you’ll need if you are framing your canvas
  2. Gallery wrap: At 1.5″ it’s twice the depth of the “Standard” wrap, and looks more substantial on the wall if you are not going to frame your canvas. This is the more popular option, but it costs more

• Framing Options: By default no frame is included, but you can choose from a few “classic” (thick and plain) or modern (stepped for a floating effect), or Brazillian Barn wood which looks like reclaimed wood.

I really like the classic black frame, so I’ll choose that to make this photo pop.

• Display Options: By default there’s no cover on the back of the framed canvas, but for $5+ more you can get a more professional, clean, cover that should make your canvas last longer.

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Easy Canvas Prints mirror wrap

• Image Border:  Important: By default the area that wraps around the sides is a mirror image of your photo. Here’s a sample of this “mirror wrap” (see photo)

This is great for some photos, but not others. Pay close attention to the preview, which you can click on and move around to see what your canvas edges will look like.

If you don’t like this “reflection” on the sides, you can choose a black, grey, or white border.

• Color Effects: Easy Canvas Prints can make your photo either Black & White or Sepia if you’d like. It’s worth previewing, but I skipped it and chose, “no thanks.”

• Hanging Options: Choose a standard wall mount (which I did) for $1.49, or a fancier wall-hanging system that can hold more weight for $4.99.


Review Order, Use a Promo Code

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Always use a coupon or promo code!

If you clicked over to EasyCanvasPrints.com from a promotional link, you might already have a coupon applied. If not, this is your chance. Don’t ever pay their inflated “retail price,” as promo codes can save you up to 85%! (Apply this coupon)

After you’ve applied a coupon, just fill out your shipping info, choose to pay via credit card or PayPal, and you’re done!


Shipping Info:

Shipping is an important consideration with Easy Canvas Prints for two reasons: shipping is expensive, and it can take a long time.

For my order I got a really good price on the actual canvas, but they must make their profit on the shipping fees, as my shipping cost over $16!

*If you don’t use a coupon, the shipping price seems to cost less, as shipping was listed as $10.99 before the coupon was applied. The $89 savings from the coupon more than made up for the extra $5 shipping cost though!

easy canvas prints shipping cost

Well, it’s still only $56 total for a framed canvas print including deliver, so even with the salty shipping cost it’s still a good deal if it ends up looking great.

Shipping Time: On EasyCanvasPrints.com they say that shipping can take 2-15 days but will vary based on the size of your order and what you ordered.”

My canvas took a long time in production, (because it was framed?) and after 7 business days I got an email with shipping confirmation and tracking. 4 business days later, (11 total business days for production and shipping it arrived. Let’s see if it was worth the wait.


Here’s My Canvas Print:

The big day just arrived. FedEx rang my doorbell and I got a big, sturdy box with my canvas inside!

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The canvas was really well packaged

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OMG, It’s beautiful!

Easy Canvas Prints: Close-up shot

My Review of Easy Canvas Prints:

OMG! My framed 12×12″ canvas print is gorgeous, and check out that detail from an iPhone 7 picture! The color is vibrant, and I love the thick “Classic” black frame. I’m glad I paid $6 extra for the cover on the back, as it really looks professional.

The framed canvas is really heavy, and feels sturdy. The frame seems to have cropped off about 1/4 inch on every side, which is to be expected. (Don’t allow important parts of your photo to get too close to the edge) 

The total price for my framed 12×12″ canvas print was $56 including shipping which is less than Shutterfly’s similar product (thinner frame) which comes in a total cost of about $70 (after using a 50% off coupon).

What can I say, I’m really happy with my framed canvas print! Looks like I’ll be one of the 95% percent of customers who write a good online review for Easy Canvas Prints.

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Have you ordered something from EasyCanvasPrints.com? Please let us know with your own review below:

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Shutterfly Luggage Tag Review: Plus a Coupon or Free Sample Tag

shutterfly logo smallFree Luggage Tag From Shutterfly? – There are always a couple of photo gifts that you can get for free at shutterfly.com (with promo code) including personalized luggage tags. Even if not available for free, you can use one of there coupons to get up to 50% or free shipping on your order:


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Ordering a Personalized Luggage Tag From Shutterfly

As I was mentioning, Shutterfly makes a couple of different products available each week, and one that is currently being offered (as I write this) is for a free luggage tag. I really never would have thought to buy one of these, but since it’s free, I added it on to my order of 4×6 prints.

Getting started: Since there are only about 30 design templates available for luggage tags, there’s really no sense in sorting them by category. Really, you can scroll down the page and see all of them pretty quickly.

1.) Do you want to use a photo? The main thing you want to consider is whether you want photo(s) or not. I’m interested in seeing how well photos look on their luggage tags, so I’m choosing the “Stamped In Love” design for my review:

personalized luggage tag from shutterfly

2.) Choose a Size: Luggage tags are available in “small” (2×3.5″) and large (2.5×4.375″). Small is a good size for my suitcase, so I’m going with that. Large will also cost you more at about $9.99.

3.) Upload Photo  – Since I already have an account at shutterfly.com, I just grabbed one of my favorite photos from a recent trip to Whistler, Canada. Once again Shutterfly is extremely user-friendly, so I was able to drag the photo to center it in the space, and then zoom in.

You don’t have to include yourself or family members, really. I considered using just a view of the mountains, but I thought it was nice to include my whole family. You probably have a lot of great travel photos to choose from!

luggage tag personalizedTIP: Make sure your photo is high resolution! Otherwise, it’s going to look pixelated. If you’re uploading images from your iPhone, they should be high-res by default. Since the actual space for the photo is only about an inch or two wide, photos from Instagram should be OK as long as you aren’t zooming in too much.

4.) Personalize text on front and back – The text is easy too, but make sure that letters all fit if you’re going with a large font. I played around with the type for a couple of minutes to get it just right.

On the back they include an extra line so that you can say something like, “This bag belongs to” at the top. There are a couple of tag designs without photos available, including this one (right) that has your initials printed like an airport code.

5.) Preview, then add to cart – If you’re getting one of these as a free sample, consider combining it with an order of prints or another photo gift. Otherwise you’re looking at $4.99 shipping for the luggage tag alone. Add it to an existing order and the shipping price will only go up a dollar or two. View all luggage tag designs

Shutterfly Has the Best Personalized Luggage Tags! Here’s My Review:

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Wow, this came out great! You can’t tell from the picture, but the photo is really sharp. It’s actually just as crisp as if it was a 4×6 print. Also, the luggage tag comes with a nice little leather strap to tie it to your bag.

Very sturdy tags – This luggage tag isn’t going to bend or rip, as it’s printed on a lightweight, sturdy metal. The leather strap is strong too, so I don’t expect this to tear, even when man-handled by the careless apes at the airport.

The text on the back of this specific luggage tag design is really bold and legible, even from several feet away.

This looks really sharp on my bag, and makes me feel like my whole suitcase is more personalized now. I had been using those little paper tags from the airport, but this is more functional, sturdy,  and looks great.

Since my family does a lot of traveling, I realize this will be a good option for a $10 gift for a birthday, anniversary, or for the holidays. These would also be a hit as travel-themed gifts for a bridal party or wedding gift, especially a destination wedding.

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